Welcome to Independence Middle School
A U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon for Excellence in Education School
1992-1993 and 1997-1998

School Hours:
7:25 AM to 2:25 PM

The theme for Independence Middle School is the acrostic, BELIEVE.  This welcome sign near the IMS entrance depicts the winning student-drawn posters from past school years.  The sign was created by Boy Scouts Brian and Michael Kelley, sons of School Nurse Lori Kelley, as part of their Eagle Scout Project. Have a great school year and don't forget--BELIEVE!
IMS Students Raise $4,000 With The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! IMS Says, "End ALS!"


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We Like The Way Blake Haggerty Thinks!
Thank you, IMS eighth grader Blake Haggerty, for taking the time to make this poster that depicts what IMS means to you.
Latest News
IMS Clothing Order Update
If you ordered items in the IMS Clothing Sale, the items are in and will be sent home with students either Thursday or Friday, October 23 or 24.  
Join the IMS Book Club
Chill out with your friends at the IMS Library Book Club!  
Halloween Dance Info
The Halloween Dance will be held on Friday, October 24!  
Red Ribbon Week is October 20-24
Independence Middle School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 20-24!  
Flu Shot Clinic Scheduled For October 24
The Bethel Park School District School is partnering with Pathways to SmartCare's Vaccines For Students Program to provide flu shots to Bethel Park students on Friday, October 24.  Parents must complete the Consent Form by Friday, October 10.  
Ghost Grams For Sale
Student Council will be selling Ghost Grams October 27-29.  
Any eighth grader who is interested in participating in the Bethel Park High School Baseball Team's Winter Conditionings should attend a meeting on October 28.  
Mr. Muench Named A Champion Of Change
IMS Principal David Muench was one of three BPSD employees to receive the 2014 Champions of Change Award.  
Six Act 80 Two Hour Delays Scheduled For 2014-2015
The Bethel Park School District has scheduled six Act 80 Two-Hour Delays for all Bethel Park students during the 2014-2015 school year. 
Are You Making A Difference Through Volunteering?
Then you should apply for a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a round trip to Washington, D.C. next May!  
How Does Your Music Class Prepare You For Life?
If you can answer that question in 250 words or less, you can win a $1,000 scholarship and music products for your school's music program!  
Parents, We Need Your Help
Please click here to read a letter sent to all parents on August 22 from Superintendent Nancy Aloi Rose regarding recommendations from the Wellness Committee regarding classroom treats and snacks.  
Raise Funds for IMS with Your Giant Eagle Advantage Card
There are now two ways for you to raise funds for IMS with Giant Eagle!  
Box Tops For Education
IMS is participating in the Box Tops for Education Program!  
All report cards, with the exception of kindergarten report cards, will be distributed electronically via EdLine.  Kindergarten report cards will still be distributed in paper form.  
David Muench, Principal

George Spalaris, Assistant Principal
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